Tag Archives: Kodiak Businesses

Alaska minimum wage will go above $10 for first time

  Alaska’s increase in minimum wage, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, is good for low income workers, but will also be hard on local small businesses dependent on those workers, according to the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director Sarah Phillips said…   “Naturally a wage increase always impacts our small businesses within the Kodiak community because that …

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Kodiak’s new bookstore open for business on Mill Bay Road.

After several years without one, Kodiak once again has a locally owned independent bookstore. The Islander Bookshop held its grand opening on Saturday.   The Islander Bookshop on Mill Bay Road. Photo courtesy bookshop owner Melissa Haffeman.   The store has more than 3,000 hand-selected books recommended by Kodiak community members. Store owner Melissa Haffeman was busy on Friday putting …

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